Day 1: Sunday, April 22

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Registration

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Welcome Orientation

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Network Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Opening Keynote

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM New Game, New Rules: Redesigning the Organization for the Digital Age

In light of digital disruption, forward-thinking enterprise leaders are striving to redesign their structures in order to operate in more flexible, collaborative, flatter networks of teams, which are connected by agile information systems and a shared culture of continuous learning. Enterprise structures that have been solely based on linear hierarchy and scalable efficiency are no longer thriving in the digital age where experimentation, adaptability, and faster time-to-market are paramount. In such a context, strong workplace culture and high engagement levels will continue to be the glue that holds teams together and enable organizations to thrive. Study after study have shown that organizations with a strong sense of purpose and a well defined set of values have more engaged and productive employees, and as a consequence, outperform their competitors.

Our Opening Keynote will highlight how game-changer CHROs are taking the lead on:
•Promoting an employee-first mentality that enables listening and continuous feedback
•Partnering with business leaders to reorganize teams into smaller, interconnected, project-based teams
•Increasing efficient communication
•Establishing new learning strategies to help develop next-gen leaders


Plenary Session

1:45 AM - 2:15 AM Reimagining HR Processes with a Digital-First Mentality to Enhance Employee Experience

Forward-thinking HR leaders understand that digital transformation must begin within HR itself, so that HR will be able to play a key role to help develop the digital first mind-set within the organization. They are reimagining the way HR operates, rethinking how people work to integrate digital tools and enhance business processes in a digital-first world.

Join this session to learn initiatives that are taking HR digital practices to the next level:
  • Streamlining interfaces for self-service applications to increase agility and employee response
  • Developing mobile-first apps for onboarding, learning, performance management, time scheduling and more
  • Integrating cloud analytics with mobile solutions to automate reporting and leverage interactive dashboards
  • Applying human-centered design to enhance user experience


2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Business Meetings

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Business Meetings

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM Networking Break

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Agile Workforce: Building More Flexible, Collaborative, and Adaptable Teams to Increase Competitive Advantage

As the need for agility and faster time-to-market continues to increase, leading-edge organizations are shifting their focus to create project-based networks of teams, versus process-based transactional workers. These project-based networks typically consist of strong core leadership and strategy teams that can be supplemented by highly skilled contract or freelance workers – outsourced from local or international markets.

An agile workforce also offers opportunities for employers to save on overhead. Hiring freelancers, consultants or contract workers allows companies to have more options when it comes to the kind of talent they hire and payment negotiation. Still, recent surveys show that creating an agile workforce to meet evolving demands is a challenge for most CHROs.

This session will highlight ways for CHROs to tackle such challenges, by focusing on:
•Creating a step-by-step roadmap to implement an agile workforce
•Fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing and fluid communication: mind-set and technologies
•Leveraging innovative and effective learning avenues to grow new skills


3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Reimagining HR Processes with a Digital-First Mentality to Enhance Employee Experience

Forward-thinking HR leaders understand that digital transformation must begin within HR itself, so that HR will be able to play a key role to help develop the digital first mind-set within the organization. They are reimagining the way HR operates, rethinking how people work to integrate digital tools and enhance business processes in a digital-first world.

Join this session to learn initiatives that are taking HR digital practices to the next level:

•Streamlining interfaces for self-service applications to increase agility and employee response
•Developing mobile-first apps for onboarding, learning, performance management, time scheduling and more
•Integrating cloud analytics with mobile solutions to automate reporting and leverage interactive dashboards
•Applying human-centred design to enhance user experience



Ignite Presentations

4:15 PM - 4:55 PM New Trends in HR Technology

This series of power presentations will approach new and fresh HR technologies to help HR leaders reinvent how people work: creating team-based tools for goal alignment, coaching, providing on-going feedback, measuring engagement; managing performance, redesigning careers paths, and fostering personalized learning.

•4:20 PM – 4:30 PM Predictive Analytics

•4:30 PM – 4:40 PM Behavioral Assessments

•4:40 PM – 4:55 PM Social Media and Social Recognition

•4:55 PM – 5:05 PM Virtual Learning and eLearning Solutions

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Business Meetings

5:35 PM - 6:05 PM Business Meetings

Thoughtexchange - Part 1 of 2

6:05 PM - 6:50 PM My Challenge to Our Challenges: Social Learning and the Process of Change

What intimidating challenges do we need to discuss? Good question! But more importantly: What do we agree on? What don’t we agree on? How do we optimize this opportunity for learning? Prior to this event, attendees of the CHRO Exchange have been asked to share and rate challenges worthy of discussion. In this 2 parts experiential session everyone will discover interesting insights about what is important to the group and then spend time having discussions that matter to everyone.
•Did you miss the invite? Participate before the event here through the following link:
•Key takeaways? TBD of course! But we just might get a chance to see them live.


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Networking Dinner